Many Leeds United fans have reacted to a recent report linking Polish defender Michal Karbownik with a summer move to the club.
In Kanale Sportowym’s programme Misja Futbol [via Sport Witness], Polish journalist Tomasz Smokowski broke the news of a potential swoop by Manchester City and their plans to loan him to Leeds.
The report claimed that Karbownik could arrive at Elland Road this summer as Manchester City, having developed a good relationship with Leeds, are willing to fund a deal.
The relationship between City manager Pep Guardiola and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has been well publicised in recent times, having seen a deal involving Jack Harrison work in favour for both sides as the 23-year-old’s career since joining Leeds on loan has gone from strength to strength.
Whilst a potentially similar deal involving young Brazilian Yan Couto has also been discussed, Karbownik’s name has got plenty of Leeds fans talking:
Manchester City were believed to have been willing to sign Legia Warsaw teenager Michał Karbownik and then loan him to Leeds United. The 19-year old Karbownik has largely played on the left side of defence this term, securing six assists in 20 league appearances. pic.twitter.com/n9hCMNLTtT
— EllandRoadHQ (@EllandRoadHQ) June 2, 2020
We will be in the same league as them next season so we wont need to loan young talent off them. The dark days of nurturing other players for their parent clubs are hopefully over
— Ryan Porter (@Ryanporter81) June 2, 2020
Afraid your wrong it’s not bielsa’s way to buy finished articles steady building over a few years is way forward.
— gnscloz (@gnscloz) June 2, 2020
We don’t want hand them downs if we get promoted thank you very much
— Dale Reid (@DaleSpeedyReid) June 2, 2020
Wow ,somebody else in the frame for the whole new squad revamp ,how many we selling ?
— yorkmikey (@yorkmikey1) June 2, 2020
Really quite happy top clubs want there kids to learn under bielsa. Brilliant! What a great outlook for Leeds.
— Jonny Regan (@JonnyRegan3) June 2, 2020
Do we really need children on loan for one season?
— sean greene (@seangreeneLUFC) June 3, 2020
Karbownik, who is attracting interest from a number of sides after impressing in his native Poland, is claimed to be valued at around €10m-€12m (£8.9m-£10.67m) by Legia Warsaw, as per Smokowski [via Sport Witness].
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